From the moment that you hear the 918 driver gleefully exclaim, “Let’s get this #*@!%#@$”, you know that you are in for a hard fought drag race. Face it there are not too many cars that are going to take the hole shot away from a Porsche 918 Spyder. If there is one car that is capable, then it just might be the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (world record top-speed production car). As expected, the Porsche grabs the initial advantage (at least in the first pass) and holds on until the 1320-foot mark in a desperate grab for victory. The Porsche Read More
Take a gander at this Swedish supercar as it tows the line against a Ferrari LaFerrari, a Porsche 918 Spyder, and finally against a Ferrari 458 Speciale. The VMAX200 Hypermax, held on a private runway near London, England, is a top speed driving event geared towards the world’s most exotic automobiles. Over a billion dollars worth of rolling-stock regularly participates in this contest that tries the limitations of sports cars such as the McLaren P1 and the Koenigsegg CCX, as well as various Bugatti, Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini models. The Koenigsegg Agera N, shown in this video, has been modified from stock. It features Read More
An abandoned airstrip makes the perfect backdrop for this quarter-mile challenge between two of the most advanced sports cars in the world. The Ferrari reputation for performance and style is legendary and the Bugatti has laid claim to at least a portion of the world record for top speed from a production car. Watch as these two beauties, one Italian and the other French, slug it out on the tarmac. With a sticker price of nearly $1.5-million, the LaFerrari is custom made to fit its owner precisely. Add a 949-horsepower 6.3-liter V12 hybrid-engine configuration, an autoshift manual transmission with overdrive, Read More
Peel your eyelids back and take a look at this 1200-hp Bugatti Veyron as it gives this late model BMW the hole shot, then comes back to garner a decisive victory in the eighth-mile. This one-sided affair takes place at an airstrip and features Dutch race driver Ho-Pin Tung in a BMW M3. Unfortunately for the Dutchman, the French made Bugatti was more than capable of giving the lead and then taking it away. The BMW M3 (particularly this European version) can hold its own in most contests of speed, with a 415-horsepower 4.0-liter V8 and slick-shifting transmission (whether you Read More
MotorTrend does a heads up drag race between a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport vs a Lamborghini Aventador on an airstrip. While the Aventador put up a good fight running 10.6 @ 133 MPH, it was no match for the Veyron, the current king of all super cars. The Veyron ended up about 5 cars ahead at the end of the 1/4 mile and it would have kept pulling away up to it’s top speed of 253 MPH. They also ran the Lexus LFA and McLaren MP4-12C, but those both got beaten pretty badly by the Aventador.
We were at Palm Beach International Raceway this evening when the owner of a black and blue Bugatti Veyron was coaxed to come over from the road course to make a couple of 1/4 mile runs against a lightly modified Nissan GT-R. One the first pass the launch control was not engaged and the Veryon crept off the line running a 12 flat @ 137 MPH. On the next run the Bugatti Veyron did not disappoint, running a 10.1 @ 139.4 MPH with ease. Take a look at the timeslip record, pictures and video below: Stock 2008 Bugatti Veyron 1/4 Read More
Road & Track did a heads up all out drag racing comparison of 3 cars in the 2 second club; cars that go from 0-60 MPH in under 3 seconds. The contenders include the 1200HP Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, 530HP Nissan GT-R and the 530HP 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S. Summary of results: 2012 Nissan GT-R ($93k) 0-60 MPH: 2.94 0-100 MPH: 7.3 1/4 mile: 11.2 @ 123.4 MPH 0-160 MPH: 22.0 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S ($170k) 0-60 MPH: 2.84 0-100 MPH: 6.7 1/4 mile: 10.9 @ 128 MPH 0-160 MPH: 18.7 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport ($2.8M) 0-60 Read More
Take a look at some pictures of the first Bugatti Veyron SuperSport delivered in the US at Symbolic Motors. This Veyron SuperSport is a 1 of 5 World Record Edition referring to the highest speed reached for a production car at 267 MPH. With a price tag of over $2.7 Million and 1200HP, this is one amazing piece of engineering. Enjoy the pictures and walk around video below: